This is Jewel City, a promotional film from the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915. I found it here on the archive and realized that not only was it in pitiful shape, but that people were watching it and not understanding what was going on in the movie.
I also noticed it was a bit short for the short films of the time, and between that and the cuts that showed nothing, I surmised that additional footage may have been intended to be added later.
Well, I found additional footage (here on the archive again), and cut that in. I then repaired and restored the title cards. Some of the grammar was difficult, I did some minor re-wording to help that.
I had Tedd Smith compose new music for the piece and put it all together.
While you're watching, remember that World War One had started in Europe. There was a peace movement on going in the United States. San Fransisco, the site of the expo, was only a few years into reconstruction after the big quake.
DL Griffin, not DW Griffith, is the director, by the way.